Traditionally "shabby" means old...but it's so easy to make something old look new and then it becomes "shabby chic".
This is my SHABBY card. I realize that I could have "dirtied or grunged" it up a lot more, but I feel more comfortable with a cleaner look...even when it comes to the shabby style.
and this card became SHABBY CHIC by adding some glitz and fresh paint.
Supplies for both cards:
* various Graphic 45 papers and die cut sheet
* decorative scissors
I cut down my papers to plan each card layer before I added some "distress' to them.
I chose my favorite Ranger Distress ink for this card.
and I chose Claudine Hellmuth's paint for this one.
Make sure you trim off any excess paper when using punched out die cuts. I inked every edge of the one card and painted every edge of the other. I then adhered all scrap papers to their card bases. I machine sewed around some of the edges to add texture and interest.
Bending some paper edges lightly also adds to the aged feel of these cards.
When you go from shabby to shabby chic, you are simply making something old, new again. So, fresh, cute touches do the trick. I decided to add glitter to my brads. Squeeze some liquid glue to the brad tops...I spread the glue out with my finger and dipped the brad head into the glitter bottle. Give them plenty of time to dry.
some other finishing touches that I added are:
shabby card: simple brad with twine bow and a simple, elegant sentiment
shabby chic: glittered brads, wrapped twine that is tied in a bow and 2 flower accents which also add to the new "trendy" feel and look.
*Tip feel free to change out any vintage looking papers with the ones that I used. So many colors work well with this look*
*Tip 2 other products that add to the shabby chic look are pearls and lace...some touches to shabby projects are metal and paper tearing*
Thank you so much for joining me.
Happy Easter :)